GIFEC schools NaBCo beneficiaries in Western North zone

NaBCo News-Ghana would soon achieve greatness through government’s digitization and transformation agenda by the application of technology to business, improve efficiency, cut costs, improve earnings, and increase productivity.

The Administrator of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), Hon. Abraham Kofi Asante says the ‘Digitise Ghana’ module under the Nation Builders’ Corps (NaBCo) is a cross-cut module that provides a one stop solution to most of the active and latent government programmes and initiatives.

Delivering the keynote address at a training workshop for the Digitise Ghana employees under the Nation Builders Corps at Asankrangwa, Hon. Kofi Asante praised President Akufo Addo for his commitment towards ensuring the success of flagship initiatives such as National Identification Scheme, Provision of Digital Addresses for every location in Ghana, Land Title and Land Administration Project, Health and Safety monitoring solutions in the country’s industrialization drive.

He says through Information Technology, people in rural and remote communities would receive the needed digital training and awareness with the greater impact and attendant sustainable domestic Agriculture production, Health delivery System, Teaching and learning in every region of the Country, adding that it is crucial for all Ghanaians to be part of this development oriented partnership of empowering the youth, women and marginalized communities.

The GIFEC Administrator urged all NaBCo trainees to work with values such as integrity, professionalism, hard work, patriotism, and good customer relations which are critical to achieve significant output from the productive efforts of nation building. “Indeed robust performance indicators have been instituted to measure the performance of trainees and to assess the training needs to ensure that trainees exit prepared and ready for the job market”.

According to him, a total of 4,500 students have been trained through the GIFEC coding for kids programme while over 500 ICT teachers have been given adequate ICT skills to enable them discharge their duties of effectively in the teaching of Information and communication Technology skills in basic schools.

He added that In 2019, GIFEC would expand capacity building activities into the informal sector where over 100,000 members of beneficiary communities will be equipped with the requisite skills to enable them navigate effectively in today’s highly digital technological world. These novel target groups will include market men and women, mechanics, carpenters, drivers, tailors and seamstresses, hairdressers and beauticians, traders and other artisans.

Currently, GIFEC has 226 Community ICT Centers throughout the nation which are currently undergoing massive transformation to enable them serve as community hubs for a myriad ICT and e-Government services. The centers would also serve as service delivery points for other government agencies including the National Identification Authority (NIA), Births and Deaths Registry and Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

“Ghana cannot be left behind in today’s technology based world and must train E-citizens towards industrialisation for national development”, The GIFEC Administrator, pointed out.

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